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Volunteer Treasurer

Edinburgh Young Carers


Posted over 30 days ago...

Edinburgh Young Carers is a charitable organisation supporting young people between age 5 and 25 that care for somebody at home, and is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to join its Board of Trustees.  


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Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Edinburgh Young Carers (EYC) is a very rewarding organisation to be a part of.  It is a sector-leading body and operates to help young people with caring responsibilities across Edinburgh.  It is committed to giving young people the very best support and opportunities via a range of high quality and person-centred services. EYC ensures a rights-based approach to its work: young carers are actively involved in shaping our development, from raising awareness of their needs to helping us deliver change through campaigning efforts. The Board of EYC operates at a strategic level and delegates responsibility for the day-to-day management and running of the organisation to staff, through the Chief Executive. The Treasurer monitors the financial management of the charity and advises the Board regarding the overarching strategic management of our financial resources.  The Treasurer also acts as a counter-signatory as needed for funding applications and financial transactions and supports timely compliance with relevant regulators and financial duties.  They will work closely with the Board, Chief Executive and Finance Team with the following objectives:

Provide financial oversight in line with the charity’s purposes, mission and values Advise the Board on its duty to ensure proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in compliance with governance, legal and regulatory requirements Advise the Board on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans and oversee the charity’s financial risk management process Advise the Board on the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost management and investment policies Guide and advise Trustees to formally approve annual audited accounts Provide ad-hoc support to the Finance Team Share duties as a Trustee with the other Trustees.

This is a voluntary position and therefore no remuneration is offered, however, EYC will cover all necessary expenses incurred. Though the time commitment is variable, the Treasurer would be expected to attend around 6 Board meetings per year as well as ad-hoc support as needed.

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills and Knowledge

Experience as a qualified accountant Familiarity with accountancy software, e.g. SAGE Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to stakeholders Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement. Understanding and accepting the legal duties and responsibilities of Trusteeship.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

Knowledge of the charitable sector Knowledge of charity finance, incl. SORP Knowledge and experience of the Health and Social Care sector.

What difference will you make?

The Treasurer, by providing sound financial oversight, will help EYC to remain viable and meet its financial obligations as a growing organisation.  The Treasurer's unique skill set will allow us to forecast, budget and assess financial risks, in order to continue to offer vital support to Young Carers and help shape our future strategic direction. With this needed input, we can continue to offer emotional and practical support through our respite groups, one-to-one sessions, counselling, group mental health support services and residential breaks.  By giving each young person the opportunity to take a break from their caring role and have fun in a friendly, supportive environment where they can be themselves and leave worries behind, we can help young carers to shape positive outcomes, both in the moment and to take forward into their futures.


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